Gallery: Spurs slip to narrow Juventus loss; Wanyama, Janssen and youngsters give mixed performances

Tottenham's Ryan Mason walks onto the pitch before the match

Tottenham lost 2-1 against the Italian giants, though there were plenty of positives to take from the match.

Tottenham's Ryan Mason walks onto the pitch before the matchTottenham's Ryan Mason walks onto the pitch before the match

Tottenham took on Juventus in Melbourne on Tuesday in what is the first of a trio of high-profile friendlies against top European opposition.

Travelling to Australia with a promising but inexperienced squad with just a smattering of first team players, Spurs and their manager Mauricio Pochettino will have been disappointed at the way they started the game, going 2-0 down after a series of poor defensive choices.

Paulo Dybala and then Medhi Benatia put the Serie A champions ahead as Tottenham and their many young players struggled to impose themselves on the game, despite the presence of new signings Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen.

Things slowly improved before half time, and Pochettino went on to alter the lineup for the second half, with a number of the substitutions improving the situation.

Argentina international Erik Lamela was someone who made a notable impact, getting a goal back early in the second half, and though there were a few other opportunities for Spurs to grab the equaliser, the match finished 2-1.

However, across the 90 minutes there were plenty of things for fans to be optimistic about, not the least the performance of 17-year-old midfielder Marcus Edwards who really caught the eye from the bench.

Below are a series of images from the match, which saw Spurs play in their new gold third strip for the first time:

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in actionTottenham's Kieran Trippier in action

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in actionTottenham's Vincent Janssen in action

Juventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter VickersJuventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers

Juventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Will Miller and Ryan MasonJuventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Will Miller and Ryan Mason

Juventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaJuventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Erik Lamela scores the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela scores the first goal for Tottenham

Erik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring the first goal for Tottenham

Tottenham's Shayon Harrison looks dejected after a missed chanceTottenham's Marcus Edwards looks dejected after a missed chance

Juventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Will MillerJuventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Will Miller

Juventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaJuventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Juventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Joshua OnomahJuventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Joshua Onomah

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